Federal government's at-home COVID test website launches

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and federal websites that allow Americans to request free COVID-19 tests have begun accepting orders.  COVIDTests.gov officially launched Wednesday, after a beta testing phase on Tuesday. However, the pilot testing revealed glitches, according to social media users,

Models predict wave of omicron deaths

The fast-moving omicron variant may cause less severe disease on average, but COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are climbing and modelers forecast 50,000 to 300,000 more Americans could die by the time the wave subsides in mid-March. The seven-day rolling average for

Cervical cancer: What are the signs and symptoms?

January marks Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Cervical cancer – which develops in a woman’s cervix – is the fourth-most common cancer in women, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The agency reports that more than 300,000 women die from cervical cancer

Japan widens COVID restrictions due to omicron

Restaurants and bars will close early in Tokyo and a dozen other areas across Japan beginning Friday as the country widens COVID-19 restrictions due to the omicron variant, which has caused cases to surge to new highs in metropolitan areas. The restraint,

Thyroid disease: The symptoms and what to know

January is Thyroid Awareness Month in the U.S.  The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck and helps send out hormones to control activities in the body, like breathing and pumping blood.  It also helps children’s bodies to develop

Omicron slowing in these states, officials say

As the omicron variant of the coronavirus continues to spread, officials in several states across the country have reported the surge is showing signs of slowing.  In New York, COVID-19 infection data released Wednesday showed the seven-day average of new hospital admissions